Adult Sailing Level 2

Congratulations on the work you did in completing the level 1 course.

The prerequisites for this course are

  • Be a member of the club (indicative costs are detailed below)
  • Be competent and have completed level 1 course
  • Have a copy of the Sailing Log Book National Sailing Scheme 2001

Having your own boat would be an advantage, although we will make boats available for the course.

The lessons will normally be held in lasers, sunbursts or piccolo dinghies or your own yacht. Also remember to bring suitable clothing footwear and hat as well as a buoyancy vest if you have one.

Because of the nature of the sport, weather conditions can change and be unsuitable. Also facilities in the form of suitable boats and instructors may also not be available. MPYC make no guarantees as to availability of facilities on any particular day. The decision to sail is with the Officer of the Day and with the Instructor

The pattern will be similar to that we did in level 1 with a mixture of theory and practical. Also one day introducing, one day revising and one day testing with a course test at the end. Assume that the day’s program will take about 5 hours. Some of the tides are early so we will do some of the theory after the on the water session.

You are welcome to have a shower after the lesson and refreshments in the clubhouse. The course also includes rigging and de rigging the boats and debriefing so please allow time for this.

Topics that will be covered include

  • Parts of the rig
  • Parts of the boat
  • Advanced safety
  • Knots
  • Fitness and injury prevention
  • Weather
  • Tides and currents
  • The five essentials
  • Points of Sailing
  • Launching and retrieval
  • Close quarters sailing
  • Taking advanced
  • Gybing advanced
  • Coming alongside another boat
  • Man overboard
  • Bailing while sailing
  • Backward Sailing
  • Rules
  • Hiking
  • Rowing


Although Spinnaker handling is not part of the official course we will provide instruction on that following this course.